Microsoft Paint Alternatives

    Being bundled with every version of Windows in recent memory, Paint is a basic option, but its tools are usually enough to get the job done, so long as that job is basic image and graphics editing.

    There are plenty of free options available across every major operating system and device form factor that offer more feature-rich experiences, such as layer support and support for extensions and plugins.

    This page was last updated May 12, 2021

    1. Luminance Studio is a product in the Studio series with a focus on painting with luminance for both natural media and design style of artwork.
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    2. web 2.0 image tool for converting images online and apply effects like crop, resize, filters ... have a try it's free !


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      • iPhone
      Inspire Pro delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.
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      • Windows
      Photo Toolbox is an utility software that allows you to edit, retouch and fix your digital photo. It combines many easy to use and very powerful features which can make your photo much better than before.
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    3. ChibiPaint is an open source oekaki applet, a software that allows people to draw and paint online and share the result with other art enthusiasts. - Filter, Tablet Pressure, Multiple Layers, Rotating Canvas, High-Quality Brushes... - Open Source.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2008, 9 years ago, no development update

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    4. Standalone old MS Paint program that allows you to get your old XP Paint interface in Windows 7. One of the major user interface changes in Windows 7 is that the addition of ribbon interface to Paint program.
    5. Paint +++aims to fill the need for a basic, streamlined, and Mac-native image editor. Whether you need to quickly crop a photo, add some text to an image, or just have fun doodling, scrawl has you covered.
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    6. Flame Painter is a unique paint program that lets you create original artworks with flame brushes.
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    7. Home Photo Studio is powerful and easy-to-use photo editing software offering a complete set of image manipulation tools.
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    8. Photopainter is both a natural-media painting software and an image processing system at the same time. You can not only use it to retouch your photo, but also turn your photos into natural style painting and create new works of art.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.5.2.5, released in December 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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